History, Information, and Value of 1981-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel
Value of 1981-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel
The 1981-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel features the clear S mintmark that was introduced a few years earlier. This mintmark was much easier to see as compared to the previous blob. Of the Type 1 and Type 2 coins from 1981, the Type 1 is far more common.
The obverse text on the Jefferson Nickel reads “In God We Trust, Liberty, S (San Francisco Mint)” and the reverse text reads “E Pluribus Unum, Monticello, Five Cents, 5, United States of America.” The obverse of the coin has a bust of President Thomas Jefferson facing the left and the reverse depicts the full Monticello house built by Jefferson. Most Jefferson Nickel Five Cent pieces are worth face value. However, some of the coins have silver content or are less common. These coins may be worth slightly more. Any local coin dealer will try to buy these coins for face value, but our experts will make you an offer based on current auction values. If your coin is a better date coin or a rare coin, then rest assured that we will offer you top dollar! Please feel free to contact one of our experts to have them take a look at your rare coin and determine its worth. We are rare coin dealers!